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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

In year 4 our teacher is Miss Beresford and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Vass.



This term in Maths, we will be focussing on coordinates before moving on to decimals, percentages and their equivalent fractions and we will revise mental and written methods for the four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division). We will estimate, compare and calculate different measures, calculate the area and perimeter of simple shapes, compare and classify 2D and 3D shapes and solve calculations involving roman numerals. The children will also encounter regular problem solving activities in Maths that will require them to be resilient and systematic.


Our RE topic this term is 'Rules and Codes' where the children will be encouraged to:

  • Describe and show an understanding of the impact Holy rules, codes and teaching have on people’s lives.
  • Show an understanding of some similarities/differences between the rules/teachings of Christianity and those of other religions.

In English, the children will be developing their sentence structures and vocabulary choices through their creative writing before moving on to performance poetry and persuasive writing techniques. In Geography, we will be discovering the cause and effect of volcanoes and earthquakes on our planet. Our science topic involves sorting mini-beasts into classification keys before looking at the effects of human impact on our environments. In P.E we will be doing cricket and athletics whilst in Computing we will continue with our I-movie projects before making our own web pages using HTML. In Music, the children will be introduced to a range of singing games before composing their own. In Art, they will look at the topic of Journeys with a focus on aboriginal artwork and in DT; they will be designing and making pop-up cards. In French the children will be introduced to new vocabulary linked to travel and transport and in PSHE the children will have the opportunity to discuss changes that they might experience such as starting a new school or moving house. They will think about how these changes make them feel and come up with solutions for coping with change. We also have weekly Philosophy for children (P4C) lessons that involves having an open discussion about a specific question.


Useful Information


Our P.E days are Mondays and Tuesdays. P.E kits should always be in school on these days. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.


Reading books should be handed in every Monday morning along with their Reading Record even if your child has not finished their book. The children's books are changed on Mondays and Fridays, times tables and spellings are given out on Thursdays and the children are tested on them the following Thursday. 


Key dates

Friday 14th June- Class Assembly

Year 4 Curriculum overview

Parent information PowerPoint